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“Could have been much nicer” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Mexicana

Cafe Mexicana
Patrick Street, Carey Lane, Cork, Ireland (Centre)
(021)4276433
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Ranked #134 of 451 Restaurants in Cork
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centre
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Could have been much nicer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My Partner ordered something off the Menu that said there was no Cheese at all, when it arrived it was basically covered in cheese, great for someone who is Lactose Intolerance, we called the waiter over to say that the menu said there was no cheese, he said oh it does say that cheese is with this dish its your mistake but we then showed him the menu clearly then he knew it was their Menu's mistake not our's.

Which was fine somthing else was ordered and no extra payment was needed (Thankfully)

The food we had was tasty but After trying out many different Mexican restaurants, this one the taste just was lacking somewhat, i was expecting to much from this Mexican and it was really not the best Mexican i have had, and was disappointed when leaving as the Price was not worth the Taste

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cork city
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Do they have any staff?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Myself and my fiancee went here for lunch on the Bank holiday Monday of Paddy's weekend. We called in around 215pm, there were 2 tables occupied, we stood inside the restaurant by the door for about 5 minutes, no sign of any staff. My fiancee walked over to the kitchen area and looked in the opening and could see no one in the kitchen either, we waited for another minute or two and still no one appeared to meet us to offer a table or menu! So after a solid 5 minutes of standing around like idiots we just walked out the door again.

The thing is they probably won't even realise how they screwed up and lost customers until they read this review or if one of the other tables informed them of what happened. I'd love to be able to comment on the food but alas it never materialised and we won't be every calling in again. First impressions mean a lot and this place left a very bad impression.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cork
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31 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent authentic Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Large choice of food and drink. Cosy little restaurant in the heart of the city. Particularly good value weekday lunch

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not a very impressive mexican”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Cannot say much really for Cafe Mexicano. Starting with one of the staff members standing directly next to the outside menu smoking. After being seated we were asked to be moved, which we did, to be again asked to move which I kindly declined. Service at the start was ok, but then we were forgotten about. Food is very overpriced, and nothing that you could not make yourself at home. It was nice but I did feel bad paying for a meal out when this was the standard. Also ordered a drink at the start of the main course and the drink arrived at the start of dessert. Rather than tell us he had run out of a dash for the drink he went to buy a new bottle, how daft not to be even given the choice. Paying was more of a hassle. Would defiantly not recommend to anyone Mcdonalds would be better value and service

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

this is a well priced cafe with really good mexican food, the portions are massive and its exceptionally tasty, I come here with friends often and I love the decor and atmosphere, also the staff are really friendly.

Visited October 2012
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